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Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by matto21, 23 July 2017.
Some more progress. Just needs a coat of Matt varnish to finish it off now:
Well I seem to have lapsed into a period of inactivity again. It's been a while since I've done anything layout-wise.
Mind you, it's been a busy 4 months of work-work and work on the house (including a new floor, new bathroom, boiler and repainting...plenty more to do too) which meant the layout was put to one side. Oh yeah, and we're expecting our first baby!
So, during all the tidying up, I got the layout out from where it'd been shoved.
Having looked at things this morning, I think I'm going to raise the trackbed slightly to get away from the "flat board" look it would have had otherwise. Luckily when I cut the hole in the backscene, I left enough room because I didn't feel like opening this up further!
You can see there's enough clearance to allow this in the pic below:
Note levitating house!
I can then have a slight downhill slope to the baseboard edge. What do you think?
I think that you may need an old priest and a young priest
But getting away from the flat board look is always good
Welcome back, Matt, and congratulations!
A great idea to raise the track bed IMHO. Perhaps a strategically placed culvert running beneath?
You’ve probably already thought of that though.
Thanks for the comments guys. Jonte, you may remember that Talerddig Mk I had a culvert...
I do indeed.
Sorry for the random diversion, but I uncovered this today while having a clear out!
Never finished that either!
At least you got track down and ballast; my last effort which was US outline never got further than mock-ups and a bit of playing. The board never moved but is currently home to a toolbox and a number of woodworking planes
Sounds like one of my quotes.....
Yes, I remember the depot too, Matt. Another roundtuit!